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a key focus in japan's general election. the leaders othe ruling party have expressed contrasting views on what the bank of japan can and should do. our business reporter spoke with two economists for their take on the issue. >> translator: debate had heated up ever since banks were urged to take strong action. >> translator: we will boost public spending. that's going to force new money into the market. this will have a positive effect on the economy. >> reporter: the comments had an impact on tokyo markets in mid-november. the yen weakened and stocks shot up. some analysts called it the abi rally. others are cautious about aggressive boj easing include prime minister noda. >> translator: construction bonds and deficit covering bonds are both debts. it could but the wrong economic policy to depends on the bonds and make the boj buy them. >> reporter: economists are also split on the issues. there's a lot the bank of japan can do. >> reporter: the boj can take a number of measures. one is to expand the balance sheet. the bank can buy more government bonds and even foreign bonds. another
be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the north eastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisory issued after a strong earthquake shook
accident cleared. >>> 5:01. developing news from japan a powerful 7.3 quake hit overnight followed by powerful aftershocks. there are injuries. cornell bernard is live in the newsroom with the latest. cornell this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. s
theaters reaching extraordinarily diverse audiences. from here to japan, his acclaimed sisters, maximoto premiered in 2005. in the last couple years he worked with camposanto on a fist of roses on male violence and an orchestral composition. many of his plays are collected in month more cherry blossoms published by washington press. among his awards are the civil liberties public education fund and lila wallace reader's digest award. phillip is also a respected independent film maker whose film recently premiered at sundance, but we're here to talk about his upcoming production, after the war. a jazz-infused drama set in post-war san francisco japan town in 1948 which chronicles the return of japanese americans into the internment -- from the internment camp. sharing this evening is chloe veltman. chloe was born in london and received a master's degree with distinction in conjunction with harvard university and the moscow art theater school. she has worked as a staff reporter for the daily telegraph and is a freelance writer, her articles appearing on both sides of the atlantic. she is t
s a tsunami warning in japan, still recovering from the disaster 20 months ago. >> new hope for people who feared the flood waters in the neighborhood. >> delays expected on metro this weekend. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine. good morning. happy friday. i am pamela brown in today or cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui. >> it is better than yesterday morning. that is the good news. the bad news is that the clouds are back. we had some spotty showers out there. they are all very light. they are not in the metro. there is a chance we will see them in the mid to late morning hours. they return again. we will have a lot of ups and downs. we're talking about ups andwe have lots of clouds. today, not so much tomorrow, but into the rest of the weekend, on and off showers. a lot of back-and-forth. our express forecast -- cloudy with a spring shower at 9:00, cloudy skies at noon, and a chance of showers
to cross the sticks and die because i have no money. so, six months for currency in japan. cost of six bucks. i have no money so see you later. hey! so go to this. go to the east. [birds chirping] any way i'm safe as long as i still with birds. okay. wow. what's that coming towards me. okay. i should grab it. a kind of pole. hey, hey! i'm safe. so, any way, let's get to the - got to get out of here. go. get out of here. where am i? whoa this morning the sunrise is very beautiful. that mountain. i'm still in japan. wow i'm lucky. and there's a place to the temple gate. oh, it's my neighborhood. very lucky. so, where is the five story building. there's the point and this is the main hall and there it is. i'm on the top of the story, tabernacle. i'm in trouble. how am i going to get down. what's that? where? on the top of the temple? it's a bird. no. i don't think so. i think it's a man. [laughing] no one could climb up - climb - up. [singing] something is happening in the temple. whoa what's that. i think it's a performer. i think it's a man. man! what's he doing up there? i don't know
. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very strong quake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right now is the possibility of a tsunami along the northeast coast of japan. that is the same area that was devastated last year during 2011. right now, we have not seen any reports of tsunami waves just yet. the meteorological agency here has forecast waves about three feet high to hit the miyagi prefecture. we've not gotten any reports of a tsunami. but all of those cities along th
>>> breaking right now, a major earthquake hits japan. >> a tsunami warning issued. severe shaking in the same area that was devastated by that tsunami back in 2011. we are live in tokyo with the very latest. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible crash. a jewelry store gets a drive-through. an employee inches from a very different outcome. >>> and 24/7? is round-the-clock shopping the next trend in holiday retailing? one megadepartment store is betting on it. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able to get ahold of my family. i'm happy this time around that everyone is okay. >> okay, cate thankings. >>> it is 6:02, a cold ask foggy start to the morning. let's look at weather and traffic. >> lawrence karnow with our weekend forecast. >>> and the weekend is looking good. it is chilly out there. fog developing, dense fog in some of the valleys down to a quarter mile. and down to a mile in s&l rose and livermore. -- santa rosa and livermore. last weekend very very stormy. this weekend just the sit. clear over the bays but those temperatures are chilly in spots. grab your jacket if you're headed out the door. 37 degre
.3 earthquake strikes japan's northeast coast. tsunami warnings have been issued. job growth in the u.s. are expected to have slowed significantly in november as hurricane sandy battered the economy. and euro hits a session low, 0.4% as problems in europe's periphery continue to weigh. a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck across japan's northeastern coast. the quake rocked buildings as far as tokyo according to reports. u.s. geological survey said there was no threat in the wider pacific ocean. the yen has been rising to a session high before we got details of that. and right now, you can see dollar-yen at 82.39. 82.17 before that happened. some safe haven in-flows into japanese currency. if there was going to be a wave in terms of tsunami that was going to hit, it would have happened around five, six minutes ago and she had yet to see any specific drop or change in the sea level. so we'll hope that that continues on that particular way. atomic power says no irregularities seen at its nuclear plant. operations are normal after the quake. so we'll keep our eyes on that. and w
for you coming up. >>> a tsunami hits the coast of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> we're live in san jose where a fire broke out at two popular restaurants. we'll tell you how bad the damage is. >>> plus 71 years since the attack on pearl harbor. the historic structure coming back to life today in honor of that deadly attack. all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, to you am brand new day a pam cook day it's a friday it is december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. we get to sleep in tomorrow. that is nice. and look who is here rosemary orozco is in for steve. i hear we are going to get maybe some sun this weekend? >> yes we are looking really good. maybe for golf and holiday shopping. i would say make your plans. we want to be outdoors this weekend. it will be dry. our temperatures will be above average for december. and today the last business day of the week i should say not bad at all. we have mild conditions for your afternoon. this morning a little bit of patchy fog an
live to japan straight ahead. >>> plus talk about your deadlines. today we are seven days from congress going on holiday and 25 days from plunging off the edge of the fiscal cliff. >>> the "new york post" photographer who took the picture of the man in the subway tracks before he was hit sits down to tell his side of the story. we'll hear from him this hour on cnn. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking new's massive earthquake in japan. it happened off the coast of japan, about 300 miles northeast of tokyo you can see on the tower cam that we are going to buildings swayed for several minutes there. let's go to alex zolbert live in tokyo what can you tell us? >> this happened friday evening b an hour and a half ago. an unnerving scene. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. as we understand it, this came along the same fault line that triggered that massive tsunami in march of 2011. we have been watching all the local stations, trying to gather all the information we can. here's what we know at this point in
. >> [laughter]. >> one of the things the book has done is opened their eyes to japan and japanese culture which is new to a lot of them. what are some of the more important aspects of japanese culture that you would want us to take away reading this book? we are fixated on figuring out who the samurai is we have ideas and we are trying to deconstruct the attributes of a samurai. in your opinion what would be useful for us to think about or focus on as we finish the book. we are a third of the way through it. >> one of those kind of questions [laughter]. i will tell you about an e mail i got this entire high school on the east coast is reading the samurai's garden. i started to get 30 e mails. they discovered through the website an e mail which would come directly tow me. i started to figure it out when all the questions were the same. they -- it was the questions which they had to write their essay on. one young woman wrote me and said, i don't know if i have time to read the book can you tell me who the samurai is and where the garredin is? [laughter]. i thought these kids are going to be oka
strong quake that went on for about 90 seconds. >> major earthquake rocks northeast japan. >> the quake measured 7.3, centered in the pacific ocean. >> in the same area that suffered severe damage from a powerful quake and tsunami last year. >> the quake shook buildings as far as tokyo. >> fortunately, no major damage or injuries. >>> this morning the labor department says 146,000 jobs were added in november and unemployment fell to 7.7%. >> hurricane sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. clearly, you do have an improving situation here. >> the message we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. >> we've only got 25 days until the fiscal cliff. >> according to "new york times," house speaker john ba boehner has asked democratic leaders to step aside so he and the president can negotiate a deal one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a s
strug off the coast of japan. a tsunami warning has been issued. i know it was felt very strongly there, alex. what can you tell us? >> well, atika, you mentioned some of the details. we were sitting in the office here in our bureau in tokyo, up on the ninth floor of this building. it's hard to describe, you can't really describe the feeling until you're into it. the one thing that grips me, i'm relatively new to living here in japan is the noise more than everything. everything basically shaking violently, our filing cabinets shaking. here's what i can tell you. you mentioned the 7.3 earthquake. a few other details just coming in. there are advisories -- pardon me, i'm looking off my notes. there are advisories for japan, but the pacific tsunami warning center has not issued a further alert beyond that. right now they're keeping it just to japan. we are hearing reports of possibly as much as a two-meter high tsunami warning in miagi prefecture. this is along the same fault lines, right where this happened in march of last year, the march 11th earthquake and tsunami that we all know ver
of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> and more financial hardship expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way towar
, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >
court could pile up position on prop 8 this morning. also an earthquake hits japan this morning we will have more coming out. >> the live look outside in san jose, still looking pretty but dark out there. in dealing with cloudy conditions as well as past patchy dense fog and the north bay. we're expecting plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, a bit warmer than yesterday. mostly clear and cool conditions into the evening. the full forecast is coming up in just a bit but for now over to erika >> the content as back up to the bay bridge plaza continues. to my knowledge the meeting lights are not active and we do not have any problems around the bay area. the east a phrase look good and no problems in the south bay no accidents along the peninsula and: easy drive time. 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people with the following tsunami. this earthquake took place around 518 local time around midnight in sa
.3 magnitude quake hitting off japan in an area that does not neat incidents like these. new video buildings swaying and sirens wailing and men and women, children running for higher ground. a reminder of the massive quake and deadly tsunami hit the same area just about a year and a half ago. we'll drill down on that. good morning as we follow up as the earth started to shake earlier today. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to friday. martha: good morning everybody. i'm martha maccallum. last year's tsunami killed and left missing some 19,000 people. as you remember those unbelievable images we saw of the coast which was devstated. it also damaged nuclear power plants and created one of the worst nuclear disasters we've seen in history. bill: we held onto the story for a long time. japan today has canceled the tsunami warning which may be the best bit of news we heard so far. terrifying reminder may not be dismissed. david pipe every streams live out of southeast asia. what is the damage report in japan, david? >> reporter: bill, thankfully there hasn't been any serious damage reports. also no deaths
a look outside from our mount tam cam. >> will begin this morning with news out of japan were strong earthquake jolted the northeastern part of the country. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the pacific ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a l
cac up 11%. thailand up 43%. japan up 6%. year to date, the usa is up over 12%. that ain't bad. let's bring in our pal, jim iuor iuorio. you know, jim, it's turning out to be a very good year and it's turning out to be a very good year on a global basis. >> no doubt about it. but let's break it down. japan's stock market has rallied huge because of promise of liquidity injections and doveishness. the same thing can be said for europe and for the u.s. around the globe, everyone's squeezing interest rates and forcing money to seek yield wherever it can. it could have followthrough in japan. europe has run kind of far -- the market has chosen to believe that europe's problems are somewhat behind us. i don't really share that philosophy. but i think this move is interesting. >> but the european financial risk fear indicators look great. in fact, these financial indicators look great worldwide. i agree with you trat central banks are greasing the wheels. but in a very gloomy world, a very gloomy psychology where the worst case becomes the most talked-about case, at some point don't the m
to the japan project and required after that and brought a lot of ideas that were brought from the western sonoma and the general concept was generated in western gnome and when ia and that is being taken from the western japan plan. so a lot of things are being taken out of it and i'm not ready today to start a lot with particular details in the plan and i think we should pooive it forward with changes suggested by staff. let he just address one and then i'll shut-up for a while and that is an historic resource. i have been in historic preservation business for over 30 years, my company is a historic preservation form ark tell the court tubally and as well as doing study and is i was on the lan mark preservation advisory advisory board in the late 80s's and so therefore it dame as a surprise that there was so much interest and i was glad there for a while that people showed so much interest in preserving the historic buildings in the historic sonoma area and i looked at the restriction and saw hmm it's only article ten land marks and as it was pointed out by multiattitude of people i th
.3 magnitude earthquake in japan. the quake striking off the northeastern coast but felt as far away as tokyo. japanese authorities say no problems are detoebgted at the nuclear power plants closes to the epicenter. it triggered a three foot tsunami in the same area devastated in last year's disaster. no deaths reported. more on this story out of japan coming up in a live report. jenna: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: house speaker john boehner coming out on top. what was the intra party skirmish all about? we have the answers. a big seat to fill, they call him the king maker. conservative senator jim demint calling it quits who. will step in and what the change will mean for the next congress. if you're looking for an out of this world vacation, yes, you can have it literally, a trip to the moon for two, we are guessing it is all-inclusive, the whole story and the stunning price tag, all "happening now." good morning to you on this friday, the jobs numbers are in for november. i'm jon scott help the. >> reporter: i'm heather wheuld dreshelp the heather childress in nor je
. the hunter. 300 decadesing an in japan there was a man who liked hunting. he told a lie to a bird. or a small light. small harrons make good friends or not. you might find the answer in my story. >> good afternoon. what are you up to these days anything exciting? yes, i have an idea. >> are you going to be the hunter in >> you told on me you're going to be unicorn hunter. it's a kind of snake kind of hunt er japan. you ever seen them. it was a stupid idea. just the one. the japanese proverb says. my prompt cart. please listen. okay. go ahead. i go to where many harrons come to feed. i walled out to one of him in a loud voice like this. [yelling] hello mr. onin. what will the herring think? well i wonder what he wants. i understand he wants to capture me. well, what should i do. no. i can get away easy any time but i think silly man. i don't know this him and so just before he catches me. i can escape. this is going to be fun. i need to get closer to him and call word to him. hello mr. harold will think. i need to get closer and closer to the herring and call to him in this way. hello mr. h
from japan just ahead. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. december's off to an up and down start. we had warm temperatures earlier. now things cooled down. now we're heading back up. temperatures are warming up this morning. it looks like we're going to get even a bigger warmup for the weekend. big, big change coming your way for our saturday. today we're going to be stuck with the cloudiness and chilliness. not quite as cold as yesterday. yesterday we topped out in the mid-40s. today we're going to get upper 40s and low 50s. a little bit milder today. you're really going to notice the change on your saturday. temperatures tomorrow afternoon. low, perhaps even mid-60s, for a lucky few. it's a chilly and kind of a wet friday morning. temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s right now. as you get ready to send the kiddos on out to the bus stops, prepare them for a little light rain. temperatures mid and upper 30s. could be quite chilly indeed. northern frederick county, maryland, out towards frederick county, virginia. winchester and
. a strong earthquake rocking japan. the usgs saying it was a 7.4 magnitude quake. a tsunami warning was issued and it could be as high as two yards. so far there is no word on any major damage. videos show buildings in tokyo swaying for at least several minutes. you may remember the massive earthquake last year in japan. this tremor is not expected to produce those kind of widespread tsunamis. again, a 7.4 magnitude quake striking off the coast of japan has triggered a tsunami alert, but at this point there is no word on any damage. stay with fox newschannel for the latest on this developing story. now back to "red eye" already in progress. >> lightning roouuuuuuuuuunnnd d lightning round. >> will you join me in urging everyone to boycott the grammies because of this? >> scooter said it better than i could. the kid delivered. give it a break. also who cares? the beatles and led-zeplin were not raking in the grammies. some people are just not understood. >> that's true. he is like our van gogh. >> how many did velvet underground and niko win? do you have to cutoff your ear to become
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very fast and furious. the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. big difference this year. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one. my windows were rattling. my pictures, i thought i was going to have to grab them before they fell off.
francisco. the usgs says the earthquake struck about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. >> and here is video from youtube when the earthquake hit in japan. buildings and tokyo swayed for several minutes. a 6.2 aftershock struck after the close after the initial quake. >> a men is in critical condition this morning after he fell from the upper deck of oakland coliseum at last night's raiders game. kron 4 urs will tran joins us live from the coliseum. we'll? >> this rail is pretty much typical or around the coliseum and it goes as high as your chest level. there is nothing that could a prevented him from falling more. there stating that he possibly jumps. unless they talk to him and hopefully pulls through this as well as the witnesses. they're going with the fact that he just felt. they're looking at the fact that maybe at all was in his system when this happened. they're conducting blood test to see if this played a role. the raiders stated that they are leaving this up to investigators. they stated that the oakland police department and the she
news. a strong earthquake off the northeastern coast of japan triggered a tsunami warning. so far there are no reports of any injuries or damage. a warning was issued for a tsunami up to 6 feet high. this is for the same area that was devastated back in march of last year. officials created a task force to investigate the speed camera program. >> the vendor launched an investigation of its own. jennifer franciotti has the latest. >> chances are if you have received a base the ticket, you would like to know if the readings are true or false. so with the contract it company. they had conducted a test. this is between the j.f.x. exit and falls road. police closed all three lanes and sent three vehicles on repeated test runs clocked by radar guns. looking at the cameras facing in the eastbound direction and they could not recreate the problem. 189 valid test runs were completed and all speed readings were within expected tolerance without anomalies. since that ever 29th, three cameras on coldspring and southbound on greenspring avenue bristol taking pictures but not to issue tickets.
months. rethink possible. >>> coastal towns evacuated overnight in japan after a large earthquake triggers a small tsunami. we'll show you the pictures coming into the newsroom this morning. >>> a football fan tumbles 0 feet to 50 feet at the stadium. we'll tell you why authorities are investigating. >>> and a new jobs out. the news is good but analysts say it may be misleading. >> reporter: and could same-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last
's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> breaking news out of japan. a strong earthquake hit off the northeastern coast of that country. it struck shortly after 3:00 a.m. our time. the preliminary magnitude is 7.3. a city in the region reported that a small tsunami had hit but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. there is no risk of a widespread tsunami. this is the same area that was hit with the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in march of last year. >>> now to a news alert out of george washington university after police say there was an attempted sexual assault on campus and a series of burglaries. the attack happened in rice haul on tuesday. the burglary took place in the ivory tower dorm yesterday afternoon. the campus has beefed up security near those areas. they have released surveillance photos of two suspects accused of stealing cell phones and laptops from the dorm rooms. >>> a man who worked at the maryland school for the deaf in columbia maryland is facing charges of child sex abuse. investigators say clarence taylor worked as a dorm aide when students sle
. we've been following the 7.3 earthquake that hit the northeast coast of japan. now a small tsunami about a meter high has also hit. when you take a look at this video, you can see the shaking. the tsunami warning is still going off. people are being urged to flee to higher ground. no reports of any damage or injuries. the power stations are open, but some airports are closed until the runways are inspected. this, you might remember, the same region that was hit by a massive quake back in march of 2011. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today we could see the impact, the threat the fiscal cliff is having on our economy, even before the end of the year, the labor department will release its november jobs report this morning. many economists believe fewer than 100,000 new jobs were created this month. that may be because companies are waiting to hire more companies until after the financial crisis is resolved. superstorm sandy likely had an impact on the unemployment rate economisted expect the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern vir
earthquake hits japan. >> a tsunami warning issued. severe shaking in the same area that was devastated by that tsunami back in 2011. we are live in tokyo with the very latest. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible
and protest the fact they wanted to have a nuclear power plant sitting next to an earthquake fault. in japan i think the conversation around nuclear power is shifting again and there are challenges to it and this is not new. this conversation has been around forever and that is pg&e and nuclear power and all of that and here we are in 2012 still having the conversation, so i mean i wouldn't under estimate again the type of opposition, however subtle or not, that this program is going to have to conwith. that's why it's critical how we accurately inform people in the city around the value of this program. >> thank you commissioner olague. president carter also wore a button down sweater when he made that statement. >> did he? >> it's important to note that ronald regan removed those solar panels from the white house. i am unclear on the agenda and on ours it doesn't mention any possible action item, but on the document for the public utilities commission it does and i think we want to make sure we're either today or the next puc meeting but i hope that's the plan, the framework of the pla
looking good. >> off to a quiet start. we are following breaking news from japan. that is where a meter high tsunami has hit after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. this follows the tsunami back in march of 2011. the tsunami was strong enough to shake buildings in tokyo. some 280 miles away -- an aftershock followed that. we are waiting any information of any damage. the 2011 quake killed 19,000 people. we will report on the story throughout the morning. >> a d.c. neighborhood plagued with flooding -- there is a major product -- project at a water filtration site. the bloomingdale neighborhood could be dry because of this project. this is the site where three storm drains converge. ." >> they took in a bunch of sewage water. >> when his home flooded or times in just four months this summer -- having dried out with no help from district officials he is hoping that he is one step ahead. >> we will have to hold our breath for next year. sandbags and such. >> d.c. water officials are hoping to have a new system in place to prevent this type of severe flooding as early as 2014. the plan? twofold.
from hong kong to japan to recuperate. he was the one that wanted to be an artist and wanted to paint. i thought about that because it must have been hard growing up in hong kong to be far away from everything and have a dream and get sick at this point. i thought u is there a story here? that's the way it begins for writers. people think things jump out and we have it in our head. it's the opposite we have nothing in our head. we turn on the machine and praying for something to come. with women of the silk i researched for 6 amongs and read and read and read. in one book i found 2 lines about the woman silk workers and knew immediately that's hai wanted to write about. it came to me like a dream that every writer prays for that you just knew you wanted to write about this. with the second book it was difficult i sat down and didn't know what i was going to write for about 6 months. which was fearful for me because of the fact i knew i didn't have the second book. steven's story, i asked myself questions. a lot of writers do that that's usually how i begin. what did he do? who did he
in japan. the country was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake. it hit off the coast of tokyo. the buildings there shaking. you could see some of the video showing the degree to which they were shaking. alex, what's the latest? >> reporter: it has been a very, very tense few hours here in japan after you mentioned a 7.3 magnitude earthquake striking late here in the day on friday. but just in the past 90 minutes or so, the all clear has been given. the tsunami warning has been lifted. that's great news for the people here. there's no signs of any significant damage. no reports of any deaths. just a few injuries at this point. we also have to keep in mind the nuclear power plants. we have heard from the operator of those. they say everything is fine. but as you mentioned, this brings back very painful memories up for the people in the region in northern japan. we were on the phone with one person who said when this earthquake hit, their first reaction was ohno, not again. but it's late here on friday in tokyo where we are. everything appears to be fine. just one wave came ashor
warning in japan. take a look at this video we just got into the newsroom. the 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off the northern coast. you can see that trafblling camera moving as that quake hits. it shook and swayed buildings for several minutes. residents being told to flee to higher ground right now. at this point, no reports of any damage or injuries. this was the same region that was hit by a massive quake and tsunami in march of 2011. in that quake and tsunami, 19,000 people were killed or went missing. we'll keep an eye on this for you. >>> news outlets are reporting that north korea may set off a long range rocket as early as monday. the country is reportedly fueling the rocket, but satellite images show that heavy snowfall may have slowed down preparations. north korea wants to launch what it calls a peaceful satellite sometime before december 22nd. the u.s. believes the rocket is a cover test for missile technology. >>> the ongoing unrest in egypt has president obama speaking out. the white house says the president has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concer
the northeastern coast of japan are breathing ill easier. the earthquake struck offshore very close to the same place as last year's devastating earthquake. there have been no reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly occurrhurt. the last time there were this many patients visiting for the 2004.s in the center is expected to provide more details about the spread of the virus later today. a parade commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of pearl harbor. japanese bombers launched a surprise attack on the u.s. naval fleets. local survivors will commemorate the anniversary in new york. there will be a similar ceremony at the inner harbor in baltimore on the last surviving vessel afloat to witness the attack. >> fixed rate mortgages are on a bit of an uptick but they are still attracted to home buyers. the average rate rose to 3.34%. the 15-year rate also rose. it is helping to fuel a modest housing recovery. 58% of people plan to spend less on gifts than they did last year. people are finding the best deals on line. 64% are really enjoying the holidays this year. that brings us
earthquake off the coast of northeastern japan trigger as a tsunami warning. the preliminary magnitude is 7.3. this is the same area, by the way, that was hit way massive earthquake and tsunami in march of last year. no damage is reported at the power plant but buildings in tokyo swayed for several minutes. >>> a warning this morning to students and staff at george washington university after there is an attempted sexual assault and series of burglaries on campus. police have released surveillance photo of two suspects they say told laptops from dorm rooms. >>> some same-sex couples in maryland are one step closer to getting married. law will not take effect until january 1st. clerks began issuing licenses thursday. karen gray houston has a closer look. >> reporter: meet karen preening, resident of potomac, general manager of a furniture store. she thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i cannot believe this day is here. i cannot believe it. >> reporter: her long-time partner of 29 years shuns the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there is prejudice. people don't b
an earthquake in japan. 7.3 magnitude it was. it was centered? the pacific ocean off japan's northeastern coast. this story is continuing to develop. we'll bring you more as soon as we get it. >>> the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines is up to 425 people and 400 more are still listed as missing. most of the deaths are in the southern portion of the country where there is widespread flooding. some of the places where people thought they were safe actually became the deadliest, including two emergency shelters. >>> it really is beginning to look a lot like christmas in the nation's capital. 7,000 people -- 17,000 people on the ellipse watched as the first family light the christmas tree. the blue spruce was transplanted on the ellipse in october. all of the trees on the eliption will be lit through -- ellipse will be lit every night through christmas. >>> it's time to break out the ugly swert. 18-year-old jack mccarthy of wisconsin has turned that into a lucrative business. he sells ugly christmas sweaters online and has put together an impressive stockpile. he searches every flea mark
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